USAID Mitra Kunci Initiative Job Vacancy: Communications Officer, Jakarta - Indonesian

USAID Mitra Kunci Initiative
DAI works at the cutting edge of international development, combining excellence in technical and operational project management and exceptional customer service to solve our clients’ most complex problems. Since 1970, DAI has worked in 150 developing and transitioning countries, providing comprehensive development solutions in areas including crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS, avian influenza control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change.
The Mitra Kunci Initiative is a five-year USAID-funded program that will promote more inclusive economic growth by improving access to workforce and entrepreneurial skills for poor and vulnerable youth. The Mitra Kunci team will provide USAID project implementers and workforce stakeholders with technical support, connections, and platforms to help build a more robust and responsive workforce development ecosystem... In addition to management support, capacity building, and coordination, DAI’s technical assistance will include identifying, piloting, and scaling new workforce development approaches and innovations. The ultimate goal of USAID’s inclusive workforce development work is to connect poor and vulnerable young Indonesians with learning and livelihood opportunities.
Objectives and Duties:
The Communications Officer will be based in Jakarta and work with Mitra Kunci and grantee staff to lead the design and implementation of all aspects of internal and external project communications.. S/he will contribute to the development of high-quality knowledge and learning content including data visualizations, success stories, case studies, and other reporting that informs learning activities and adaptive management decisions.
Essential Duties
  • Under the leadership of the Knowledge Management and M&E Specialist, update the existing Communications Strategy to be a Communication, Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation Strategy that includes KM products and systems, outreach and communication strategies, branding and marking and existing and new learning and adaptation processes. Work closely with partners and grantees to design project specific communications and outreach strategies
  • Manage the project’s social media presence and oversee other project outreach
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of grant and subcontract activities, including all communication and outreach activities
  • Contribute to drafting and submission of Mitra Kunci reports including success stories, profiles, periodic progress reports, regular activity highlights, promotional and educational materials and other project materials
  • Ensure all project materials and reports adhere to Mitra Kunci’s Branding Strategy and Marking Plan
  • Ensure accuracy and consistency of public information materials
  • Coordinate press and other media outreach, as appropriateOther duties as assigned by supervisor
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or similar discipline with 5+ years of experience or master’s degree with 4+ years of progressive professional experience and demonstrated communications experience in journalism, public relations, advocacy or related field
  • Web-based, print media, conference, and workshop planning experience strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing communications and media strategies for international development programs
  • Exceptional communication and inter-personal skills
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and to work effectively with various stakeholders
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Bahasa Indonesia required
Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • None
Base of Operations:
  • Jakarta, Indonesia
  • The Communications Officer will report to the Knowledge Management and M&E Specialist.
Application Instructions:
Interested applicants are invited to send their CV and three (3) examples of their works (articles, stories or writing sample) inPDF version to, with standard file naming as [yourname] – CV. Due date for applications isTuesday, April 16, 2019. Applicants are instructed to write “Communications Officer – [your name]” as the Subject line of their email. We regret that we are unable to acknowledge receipt of all applications and only shortlisted candidates will be notified.